Module title: Building Surveying 2 (GA)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08401
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

Survey, sampling, testing and diagnosis of common defects.
Underground - foundation shrinkage and swelling; drainage systems.
Examination of causes of common failure in the external building envelope (foundations, walls, roof, windows, doors, etc.); finishes (internal and external); services.
External works deterioration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Explain cause and effect of typical building defects
LO2: Knowledge and understanding of different types of testing and their limitations
LO3: identify structures/component failure and circumstances which contravene regulatory requirements and recommend appropriate action;
LO4: give examples of remedial action/works and appropriate strategies in various building types and their components including non traditional building techniques and drainage and damp repair.

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